29 June 2019

"We welcome the government’s announcement that it will cease support for fossil fuel projects and ensure future investments prioritise the environmental and carbon footprint. This is potentially a huge win for the climate and development sector and an important step towards tackling climate change, a threat that risks pushing 100 million people into poverty in the next decade.

UK aid must continue to focus on the world’s poorest people and the UK must not double count more of its ODA investment towards both our 0.7% commitment and our climate finance obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement."

Stephanie Draper CEO, Bond 

ENDS

Notes to editor

  1. Press release: PM commits to greener aid spending and sets out bid to host international climate summit in 2020
  2. Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development, including Save the Children, Oxfam and Christian Aid. Bond unites and supports a diverse network of over 400 civil society organisations and allies to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice.
  3. For further information or interviews please contact Maryam Mohsin on 07555 336029 or [email protected]